Carnival, Chris Tucker Delivers to Barbuda
PHOTO: Carnival Cruise Line donates Carnival LIVE Chris Tucker performance proceeds. (photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)
Carnival Cruise Line remains on a mission to help the hurricane-damaged Caribbean with financial aid and supplies following Irma and Maria.
All ticket sales from two sold-out Chris Tucker comedy performances were donated to relief efforts on affected islands. The Carnival LIVE concert series shows were hosted onboard Carnival Liberty and Carnival Breeze while docked in Nassau.
Tucker was photographed on Carnival Liberty with Bahamian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Kevin Peter Turnquest, President of The Bahamas Senate Katherine Forbes-Smith, Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald and Bahamian Minister of Transport & Local Government Alfred (Frankie) Campbell.
Carnival ships are also in regional delivery mode as they provide crucial supplies to Caribbean islands. Carnival Fascination recently brought pallets of water, food and more for Barbuda when calling on Antigua.
Previously, the same ship similarly made deliveries for St. Maarten via a stop at St. Kitts.
The efforts come at a time when parent company Carnival Corporation, the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund and the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation have pledged up to $10 million in funds and support for relief and rebuilding in Florida and the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma.
Following Hurricane Harvey, Carnival Cruise Line, Carnival Corporation and the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation also donated $2 million.
Carnival guests can pitch in by texting SUPPORT to 707070 or visiting pledgeling.com/carnival-recovery-efforts.
This post first appeared on TravelPulse.